Author: Hannah Messier

Big Paws Canine Foundation Provides Service Dogs for Veterans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When Veterans come home from deployment, sometimes there are lingering effects. Every job comes with challenges. When it comes to serving your country, those challenges don’t stop when you come home. Service members sometimes return with PTSD and anxiety. But, the Big Paws Canine Foundation in Sioux Falls aims to help by training service dogs for…

Renberg Elementary Honors Veterans During Lunch

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – This upcoming Monday is Veterans Day and some elementary students in Renner showed their appreciation with a special lunch. Late this morning, Renberg Elementary School invited veterans to their school for lunch. The students’ family and friends who’ve served in the military filed into the cafeteria with students to enjoy a meal. One veteran, Eldin Rand,…

Catholics Pray for Rhines as He Faces Execution

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-While Rhines is awaiting his execution, people at St. Joseph’s Cathedral gathered to give the case to God. Even though the death penalty is legal in South Dakota, not everyone agrees with the law. In August 2019 Pope Francis changed the church’s official stance on the issue. He said, “The death penalty is inadmissible because it is an…

Silverstar Hosts Haunted Car Wash for Feeding South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With Halloween just a few days away, Silverstar Car wash is getting into the holiday spirit while giving back. The Silverstar Car wash at Marion and 57th street is hosting a haunted car wash. Monday through Wednesday from 6 pm to 9 pm different colored lights, fog, and employees in costume make this no ordinary car…

Students Tour the Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk for Multiple Intelligence Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Students at Eugene Field Elementary in Sioux Falls got out of the classroom this morning for an up-close look at local art. As part of the school’s Multiple Intelligence Day, students received a tour of Sculpture Walk on Phillips Avenue, plus the Arc of Dreams. The kids learned about the artists who sculpted each statue along…

Sioux Falls Celebrates Fall with Autumn Arts and Crafts Trade Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls convention center is going all out for fall with its Autumn Festival. It’s an arts and crafts trade show that should bring in about 16-hundred people today through Sunday. Around 300 artists and exhibitors display and sell their handcrafted work. Plus, there are hourly gift certificate drawings, along with food and drinks. Organizer…

Blend Interactive to Start Mentorship Program for Young Professionals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Talented young professionals in South Dakota have a new opportunity for career guidance and growth in downtown Sioux Falls. Blend Interactive is a website design and development firm founded in Sioux Falls and they have a strong belief in keeping talent in South Dakota. They are starting a new mentorship program called ‘Beep’ for developers, project…

Fraternal Order of Police Giving More Than Scares with Haunted House

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police around the Sioux Falls area are getting into the Halloween Spirit with their Twisted Nightmare Haunted House. The Fraternal Order of Police “Lodge One” is a group of police officers from Minnehaha, Lincoln, and Turner counties who support community events. For October, they’ve put together a haunted house, including an insane asylum and clown room….

Etc. for Her Magazine Kicks Off 14th Annual Expo for Her

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This afternoon, the 14th annual Expo for Her kicked off at the Sioux Falls convention center. Etc. Magazine holds the expo every year during the third weekend of October and this year they’re giving out goody bags to the first 200 people at the expo both today and tomorrow. The Expo is also supporting teachers, allowing them…

This Weekend Pheasant Season Opens for South Dakota Residents

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Tomorrow is the first official day of pheasant season for residents in South Dakota and it’s important to stay safe during the hunt. Even though pheasants aren’t originally from South Dakota, they’ve been here for such a long time that they’ve become an iconic image for South Dakotans. According to Josh Delger, the regional terrestrial resource supervisor…

O’Gorman High School Raises $12K for Tornado Relief

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Faculty and students at O’Gorman High School are thankful that they were spared when a tornado damaged buildings right across the street. In response, the high school decided to raise money for people who weren’t as lucky. During homecoming week, students at O’Gorman raised money for families who lived in the Auburn Hills Apartment Complex, which the…

Southeastern South Dakota is Working Hard to Clean Up After Last Week’s Disasters

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “It’s taken a while for us to actually get into some of the stuff,” says Parks Operations Manager Kelby Mieras. The recovery effort is noticeable across southeast South Dakota. The two disasters back to back, have made clean up problematic, including those in Sioux Falls. “The flooding kind of added insult to injury, a lot of…